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Compare 1577 edition: 1 2 About the same time also, it thanced that a preest slue a woman at Oxford, Matth. Paris. A murther at Oxford. and when the kings offi|cers could not find him that had committed the mur|ther, they apprehended thrée other préests not guiltie of the fact, and streightway hanged them vp without iudgement.Thrée thou|sand as saith Matth. Paris. With which crueltie others of the Uni|uersitie being put in feare, departed thence in great numbers, and came not thither againe of a long time after, some of them repairing to Cambridge, and some to Reading to applie their studies in those pla|ces,Oxford forsa|ken of the scholers. leauing Oxford void. The same yeare one Hugh archdeacon of Welles,Hugh archde|acon of Wels made bishop of Lincolne. Polydor. Matth. Paris. and kéeper of the kings great seale, was nominated bishop of Lincolne; and here|withall he craued licence to go ouer into France vnto the archbishop of Rouen, that he might be con|secrated of him. Wherewith the king was contented and gladlie gaue him leaue, who no sooner got ouer into Normandie, but he streight tooke the high waie to Rome, and there receiued his consecration of Stephan archbishop of Canturburie. Now when the king vnderstood this matter, and saw the dulnesse of the bishop, he was in a wonderfull chafe toward him, and thervpon made port-sale of all his goods, and re|ceiued the profit of the reuenues belonging to the sée of Lincolne for his owne vse.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 ¶ There liued in those daies a diuine named Alex|ander Cementarius, surnamed Theologus,Cementarius who by his preaching incensed the king greatlie vnto all crueltie (as the moonks and friers saie) against his subiects, affirming that the generall scourge where|with the people were afflicted, chanced not through the princes fault, but for the wickednesse of his peo|ple, for the king was but the rod of the Lords wrath, and to this end a prince was ordeined, that he might rule the people with a rod of iron, and breake them as an earthen vessell, to chaine the mighty infetters, & the noble men in iron manacles. He did see (as it should seeme) the euill disposed humors of the people concerning their dutifull obedience which they ought to haue borne to their naturall prince king Iohn, and therefore as a doctrine most necessarie in that dangerous time, he taught the people how they were EEBO page image 174 by Gods lawes bound in dutie to obeie their lawfull prince, and not through any wicked persuasion of bu|sie heads and lewd discoursers, to be carried away to forget their loiall allegiance, and so to fall into the damnable sinke of rebellion.

Compare 1577 edition: 1 He went about also to prooue with likelie argu|ments, that it apperteined not to the pope, to haue to doo concerning the temporall possessions of any kings or other potentats touching the rule and go|uernment of their subiects, sith no power was gran|ted to Peter (the speciall and cheefe of the apostles of the Lord) but onlie touching the church, and matters apperteining therevnto. By such doctrine of him set foorth, he wan in such wise the kings fauour, that he obteined manie great preferments at the kings hands, and was abbat of saint Austines in Cantur|burie: but at leng [...]h, when his manners were notifi|ed to the pope, he tooke such order for him, that he was despoiled of all his goods and benefices, so that after|wards he was driuen in great miserie to beg his bread from doore to doore, as some write. This did he procure to himselfe by telling the trueth against that beast, whose hornes were pricking at euerie christian prince, that he might set himselfe in a seat of supre|masie aboue all principalities: so that we may saie,

In audaces non est audacia tuta.

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